Study of Personal Emergency Response System among Community Residing Elderly

119무선페이징의 이용실태에 관한 연구 - 일 지역을 중심으로 -

  • Kwon, Hay-Rran (Dept. of Emergency Medical Technology, Kwangju Health College) ;
  • Jung, Ji-Yun (Dept. of Emergency Medical Technology, Jeonju Kijeon College) ;
  • Choi, Gil-Soon (Dept. of Emergency Medical Technology, Dong Kang College)
  • 권혜란 (광주보건대학 응급구조과) ;
  • 정지연 (전주기전대학 응급구조과) ;
  • 최길순 (동강대학 응급구조과)
  • Published : 2007.08.31


Health and disease related characteristics of 226 selected by systematic sampling from 452 personal emergency response system(PERS) beneficiaries and actual conditions of using PERS by them are as follows. Over 86% of PERS beneficiaries have not good health conditions and 70.7% of them have chronic diseases. On social supports family was highest as 52.2% and cases having social workers' assistance were 15.2%, but 53 as 23.7% had not visit or call from anyone and showed very low social supports. 86.2% was given PERS within 3years and 79.1% had it by the recommendation from related agencies and 4.0% was by their demand. On wearing it, 78.3% didn't bring it with them and 92% of them answered they were not sick and then it was found that they didn't use it because they had not special emergency. On satisfaction with paging system's operation, 81.3% answered they were satisfied with it, 48.8% used it for 'acute and emergency diseases' and 29.3% called ambulance for 'appointed medical treatment'. Time required for ambulance to arrive at the field was within 10 min. in 87.8% and after 10 min. in 12.2% and emergency service for beneficiaries by fire service was very good. On satisfaction with use of PERS, 85.4% were satisfied with it, 81.9% who requested repair or replacement of radio paging got it back after one or two days of their request and they answered they were satisfied with A/S. 45.5% answered they powered off it because 'they didn't use it' and 12.1% had 'economical reason of phone charge'.